03 December, 2014
ITC Systems has acquired rival print software vendor GoPrint in a move that will extend ITC’s print solution deployment capabilities. The acquisition of GoPrint marks the addition of an established print software solution to ITC’s existing campus card and library offerings.
In its 16-year existence, GoPrint has built a solid and reliable print management technology that continues to be developed for today’s networks and cloud-based systems.
“This is a great opportunity for both companies to leverage the technologies that are native to each and combine those that fit best,” says ITC Systems CEO Campbell Richardson.
GoPrint’s solution is typically installed and hosted in both university and college campus environments to deliver a pay-for-print and print tracking control system. With the acquisition, ITC Systems can deliver a wider range of solutions to all of GoPrint’s customers.
“Combining with a print management company that is industry-proven provides ITC Systems with a larger market share given the technology that we are able to merge together,” says Richardson. “Having an office with qualified sales and support staff in California now allows us the ability to deliver a full-range of reliable and scalable options with the added benefit of being able to service customers across all time zones in North America.”
Current GoPrint customers will now be able to leverage ITC Systems’ campus one card solution, embedded print/copy technology, mobile apps, online photo submission, computer reservation and UPOS and POS terminals – all of which will available to GoPrint’s full customer base going forward.
“As print management infrastructures become more mature and more widely adopted, today’s news marks a big step in the evolution of bringing a merged approach to the offering of more than just print at a school or library,” says Steve Haber, President of GoPrint. “By joining forces with ITC Systems, we are giving an innovative solution more scale, with greater solution selection, that will improve the campus and library experience.”
As for universities already using GoPrint solutions through another vendor, the acquisition will not affect existing implementations. “When it comes to print software we are agnostic to the backend and will continue to maintain the software code so that these customers have the continued support that they have become used to with GoPrint,” says Richardson.
For the foreseeable future, business for GoPrint and GoPrint’s employees will continue unchanged, with the location and brand remaining in place for now.